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What Maintenance Does A Water Heater Need?

Here’s how you can properly tend to your water heater No one wants to suddenly find themselves with a water heater that is on the fritz or, worse, not working entirely. That is especially true for those of us who live in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. After all, a home’s water heater does a […]

Should You Store Your Grill Tank Full or Empty?

Safe Storage Tips For Your Propane Cylinder When it comes to grilling, there is a lot more to think about then just getting that hamburger, hot dog or steak perfectly cooked. There are proper safety measures to consider that help keep you, your friends and your family out of harm’s way. And there is also […]

Ways Propane Autogas Can Benefit Your Business

Although propane autogas is nothing new, it is being used more and more by commercial businesses. For example, it is becoming increasingly common for fleet vehicles such as service vans, truck fleets, school buses, forklifts and mowing and lawn equipment to be fueled by propane autogas. In fact, it is the third most common vehicle […]

What Influences Heating Oil Prices?

Putting your heating oil (if that’s what you use to heat your New England home) to use during the cold and sometimes bitter winter months is pretty much a guarantee. What is less of a guarantee is what heating oil prices will look like. The price of heating oil is constantly fluctuating and moving up […]

Tips For Cooking on Your Propane Grill

Once spring and summer arrive in Connecticut and the surrounding areas, people love to get outside and grill up a good meal on a propane grill. If you fall into that category, here are some propane grilling tips that can help you out all throughout the grilling season. Grilling Tips When Using Propane This may […]

What Is A Propane Pool Heater?

Most people love taking a swim on a hot Connecticut summer day. There is almost no better way to cool down from the heat and suddenly feel refreshed. As nice as jumping in the pool is, chances are you don’t want to be jumping into a pool that’s not heated. That’s where a propane pool […]

How Propane Can Benefit Your Company’s Bottom Line

When you own and operate a business, you are constantly hit with a long list of expenses. No matter what kind of business you may run, one thing is probably for certain – you are always looking for ways to help your company’s bottom line. The good news is that commercial propane can help. Propane […]

Where To Put Your Propane Tank

When it comes to arranging a home or office there is always a lot to figure out. You’ve got to think about where you’re going to put furniture, appliances, electronics and additional décor. If you use propane, you also need to consider the placement of your propane tank. So where should you put your propane […]

How To Check Your Grill Tank Propane Level

Don’t Run Out Of Fuel Mid-BBQ! By the time the warm summer weather arrives in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, you are probably itching to start spending some quality time outside with your friends and family. And we all know that quality time outside in the summer often involves grilling. Whether you are hosting a large […]

How To Detect A Propane Leak

Whether you are aware of it or not, propane is most likely fueling a large majority of the appliances you have and use around your New York, Connecticut or Western Massachusetts home or business. That is because propane is incredibly versatile in both residential and commercial settings and used for very common things like heat, […]

How Long Do Tankless Water Heaters Last?

One of the very last things anyone wants to deal with is the loss of hot water. This is especially true if you’re a homeowner. It’s easy to sometimes forget just how often we use hot water over the course of our everyday lives. We use it to shower, bathe, wash dishes, clean and do […]

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